When I researching scabies treatments one of the pre-mixed home scabies treatments I came across was Dr Scabies.
Dr Scabies is described as an “all natural scabies treatment”. I never ended up buying it but I did research the ingredients to see if there was any science behind it.
Dr Scabies actually does have some effective treatments in it and I wouldn’t be surprised if it helped heal your scabies. HOWEVER, I didn’t buy it.
Because of two reasons:
- It’s expensive.
- You can make the same thing yourself (but better and safer and cheaper).
- It has lots of ingredients I don’t like.
Here’s a list of the ingredients in DrScabies, taken right from the Dr Scabies website:
As you can see, it actually contains three ingredients that I also recommend people use: sulfur, tea tree oil and coconut oil as a carrier. This can all be found in my Ultimate Guide To Treating Scabies article.
If it were just those three ingredients, I would actually encourage people to be using Dr Scabies if you didn’t want to bother mixing your own creams.
However here is the part that I didn’t like:
A lot of those are chemicals that I can’t even pronounce. As someone who has dealt with skin problems often I know that things that look like this generally don’t help the skin.
In fact, I’ve recommended permethrin in my Ultimate Guide, but I do that reluctantly. This is because while permethrin is a synthetic chemical and harmful to the skin, it is the best known treatment for killing scabies based on the data we have available.
Even then, I recommend it is only used twice in a week, whereas Dr Scabies says their cream should be used 2-3 times per day.
Along with all that stuff I can’t pronounce, Dr Scabies also has a bunch of other oils and things in their cream. However, I’ve spent yesterday and today scouring the web and haven’t found any studies that support them being effective against killing scabies (happy to read any studies though, so if you find any send them through).
So what’s the verdict?
I don’t think Dr Scabies is a scam at all, and there’s a chance it will even be helpful in treating scabies. I consider it a legitimate treatment. However, I don’t see any real reason to buy it.
I think it is a much better option to buy the ingredients and mix the cream yourself. That way you get all the goodness of the natural treatment, without all the other stuff that may or may not be harmful. Either way, it’s not needed.
Tea tree oil, sulfur and coconut oil can all be bought reasonably inexpensively from your local pharmacy or supermarket or health store. They’re also all available for delivery on Amazon.
Mix them up and apply it yourself – all homemade, 100% natural goodness!!
This will likely be even more effective, much healthier for your skin, and cheaper too.
Hope that helps!
Suffering from scabies? My Ultimate Guide To Getting Rid Of Scabies details exactly how I got rid of scabies in one month. Check it out here.